UN peacekeepers intensifies search for armed militants in Central African Republic; 1200 patrols carried out in a week

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Kathmandu, July 21. The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA carried out 1,191 patrols in the previous week in an effort to drive out armed groups.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Farhan Haq, spokesperson to SG Antonio Guterres, explained that the action was taken as an early warning precaution in response to indications of violence in Ouanda Djalle, a town located about 175 kilometers south of Birao.

Many residents flee their houses in fright as militants occupy Ouanda Djalle. In response, MINUSCA forces dispersed the members of the armed groups and allowed the locals to return home. Military operations are ongoing to secure the town.

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